"I'm thirsty." "I'm hot." "I'm broke." We hear you! Maybe you're just sick of being single, want to get out of the house or still need to make good on that New Year's resolution to eat more, drink more and even drink more still.
With summer right around the corner, there has never been a better time to tap into downtown Huntington Beach's cheap beer deals. (Pun totally intended.) Pair those with affordably priced appetizers and your best pair of party pants, take a deep breath and prepare yourself. Your summer happy hour guide is HERE! You're welcome.
25 Degrees has some of the most unique burgers in downtown, all nestled in fancy décor. A greasy corner hamburger joint they are not! They proudly offer HB locals and visitors happy hour seven days a week from 3-6 p.m. House red or white wine is $5, draft beer is $4 and well cocktails are $6. Sweet potato fries and onion rings are $2, and hotdogs are $5.
25 Degrees // 412 Walnut Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-2525
2nd Floor showcases HB's rock and roll side. Tattoo-themed art adorning the walls is for sale, and on any day you can hear music from The Clash and Green Day blasting through the speakers. Drink specials and half-priced appetizers are 2nd Floor's happy hour offerings, Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. Don't be late!
2nd Floor // 126 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-969-9000
5th Street Bar & Grill
If you follow this new downtown watering hole and eatery on Facebook, you know that the 5th Street crew and HB Culture Magazine host live music jams Friday-Sunday. What you might not know is that they also offer happy hour every day from noon-7 p.m. Sip on $2 Bud Lights, $4 select wines and cocktails and $5 5th Street cocktails on their dog-friendly patio. Nibble on specials like $1 tacos, $6 boneless wings and the $10 beef sliders trio with regular or sweet potato fries.
5th Street Bar & Grill // 210 5th Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648 // 714-536-3773
Join your fellow revelers on Aloha Grill's outdoor patio for some serious "pan hana," or for you non-locals, happy hour. They're known far and wide for their Rainbow—a frozen drink that blends several of their signature cocktail flavors with rum. That and all drinks are discounted Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. Pair that with $1.50 calamari or fish tacos.
Aloha Grill // 222 Main Street, #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-4427
Avila's El Ranchito
Avila's El Ranchito dots the Orange County landscape here and there, but this is the only location where you can smell the ocean air. It's that close. Join them for their happy hour, and you'll feel like you're on an island staycation. Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. Food specials range from $3-$5, and drink specials are always changing.
Avila's El Ranchito // 318 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-9696
Baja Sharkeez is part party spot, part mesquite-mex restaurant. It's safe to say that if you come here, you will drink A LOT because they offer so many ways to do it, in such large quantities! La Fiesta Hour runs from Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. Get their famous Jello shots, (actually served in a plastic syringe) for $3.25 each or a bucket of five for $14.25. A bucket of Corona Light is $15, or a 32 oz "Monster Beer" is $6.50. If you don't throw up, you're not doing it right.
Baja Sharkeez // 211 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-5282
Beachfront 301 is a huge bar and grill with a very prominent corner location on Main Street. Their happy hour is making us drool just writing this! Sundays feature bottomless mimosas from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for $14.99. As far as the lowest prices for the highest quantity of food, this place may have the market cornered with deals like 25 cent wings on Monday nights and 50 cent sliders on Friday nights.
Beachfront 301 // 301 Main Street, Suite 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-2175
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Yes, we are speaking of THE BJ's. This pizza and beer spot is everywhere, but few people know it's headquartered in HB. BJ's happy hour is in the bar area only, Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. All of BJ's housemade brews are $4, select mojitos and martinis are $5 and wine is $6. If it's an appetizer you want to sink your teeth into, happy hour-sized versions are available between $4-$6. We recommend the angus beef sliders. Nom!
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse // 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-2224
Black Bull Chop House
Let "Wild Rib Wednesday" help you get over the hump! All-you-can-eat ribs for just $12.95 from 5-10 p.m. $3 and $4 draft beers and $6 you-call-it cocktails will help you wash all that cow down!
Black Bull Chop House // 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 112, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-969-6700
Duke's Barefoot Bar
Dubbed "Aloha Hour" at Duke's Barefoot Bar (located inside Duke's Restaurant), happy hour specials change according to the day of the week. Monday through Saturday it's always $4 off items on the "Local Favorites" menu. But there's always room for more deals. Monday also offers discounted entrees in the bar all night long. Tuesday, treat yourself to fish tacos for $2.50 apiece, $4 margaritas and beer specials from 4-9:30 p.m. Ring in the weekend on Friday with $4 mai tais all night long. Come Saturday, enjoy discounted entrees from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays are our personal favorite, with $3.25 champagne island mimosas 'til close. Standard Aloha Hour times are as follows: Monday, 3:30 p.m.-close; Tuesday-Friday 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Duke's Barefoot Bar // 317 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-6446
Fred's Mexican Cafe
Who doesn't know this popular Mexican joint with the stellar ocean view? Among the many things to be enjoyed at Fred's, from people watching to food and drinks, is "Tacolicious Tuesday." Tacos are $2 each, and drink specials vary.
Fred's Mexican Cafe // 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-8226
G's Boat House
It doesn't get more seafaring than G's Boat House. Formerly Crabby's Boat House, the newly named spot has any edible sea creature that one could possibly think of. Half-priced appetizers are served up Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. We have to give a shout to the Clams Casino and Oysters Rockefeller in particular. Come the weekend, G's has you covered from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. with $1 beef tacos on Saturday and $2 sloppy joes on Sunday.
G's Boat House // 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-969-3100
Gallagher's Pub & Grill
Gallagher’s on Main Street brings a little Irish pub flair to your happy hour. Monday-Friday from 4-7p.m., quench your thirst with $2.50 bottles of Bud or Coors Light, $1 off imports, $4 tall well drinks and $3 wines. You can fill up on half-priced appetizers too, a deal that includes every app on the menu. Try the $1.50 Irish tacos on Tuesdays. Sunday's all-day special is $8 pitchers of select beers and half-priced wings.
Gallagher's Pub & Grill // 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 113, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-2422
Huntington Beach Beer Company
Huntington Beach Beer Company features their own beers, several guest beers and an oh-so tasty menu on the top floor with a lovely view of Main Street. Indulge in happy hour here from 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Well drinks and HBBC's own pints are $3.50. Favorite appetizers like sliders and nachos are half-priced.
Huntington Beach Beer Company // 201 Main Street, Suite E, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-5343
Killarney's Pub & Grill
Killarney's is where Ireland and HB intersect. If you love Irish entrees and appetizers alongside any and all of your favorite sports, this is the spot for you. Toss in some rock bottom beer prices to boot! Noon-10 p.m., Monday-Friday, $7 buckets of Corona, $2 Buds and Millers and $10 domestic pitchers.
Killarney's Pub & Grill // 209 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-7887
Longboard Restaurant & Pub
Touting itself as "the greatest restaurant & pub on planet Earth as we know it," Longboard's almost daily happy hour and its front and back patios make for a smart post-work treat. Sunday-Friday from 3-7 p.m., score discounted appetizers, $3 domestic beers, $1 off premium beers, $4.50 margaritas and cocktails and deals on pretty much any other adult beverage you fancy. Note that the patios are not dog-friendly.
Longboard Restaurant & Pub // 217 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-1896
Main Street Wine Company
"Wine O'Clock" couldn't be a more perfect name for Main Street Wine Company's happy hour: Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m., $5 wine, $5 beer and $3 mini cheese plates. A little known fact is that the watering hole also has a carefully curated selection of craft beer. Happy hour here is a perfect time to try one out!
Main Street Wine Company // 301 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-969-7400
Skip all that crazy food nonsense and cut to the chase at Perqs. They claim to be the only bar in downtown on their website—obviously very proud of their no food and all drinks status. Get your cheap(er) drink on from Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., and all day Wednesday. Domestic pints cost $2.50 and premium pints cost $3. Any liquor your heart desires is $2 off.
Perqs // 117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-9996
Happy hour at Pizza Lounge runs Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., with select craft beers ranging from $3- $5. Food specials are rotating. For all you craft beer nerds out there, Pizza Lounge hosts an impressive collection of eclectic beers on draft. Among the offerings are breweries such as Green Flash, Maui Brewing Co., Delirium and Allagash. Their patio is dog-friendly too.
Pizza Lounge // 301 Main Street, Suite 107, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-0200
Repeat after us. Sushi and sake, sushi and sake, sushi and sake! Why have another pizza or burger or taco when you can combine something as amazing as sushi and sake for cheap. We knew you'd concur. Monday-Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Various wines, sakes and signature cocktails range from $3.75-$7.75. Appetizers and various sushi rolls range from $2.75-$7.75. Try the garlic citrus yellowtail or salmon carpaccio tapas.
RA Sushi // 155 5th Street, Suite 183, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-6390
You don't need to be at the bar here to get sweet deals. Sandy's happy hour takes place all over the restaurant from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every weeknight. Extend your fun an extra hour Tuesday-Saturday in the bar only. On Sunday and Monday, happy hour goes all night long in the bar. Indulge in three different juicy, signature burgers for $7 each, four types of wood-fired flatbreads for $6 each, or a short list of their best cocktails, beers or wines all ranging from $3-$5. The best part? You're right on the sand with a sweet ocean view, including the iconic HB Pier.
Sandy's // 315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-374-7273
Shades Restaurant & Bar
Located on Pacific Coast Highway inside the Waterfront Beach Resort Shades boasts a gorgeous ocean view. Happy hour here is a steal with their $5 theme. From 5-7 p.m. daily, Shades features $5 appetizers, like balsamic BBQ wings. $5 beers, wines and mixed drinks seal the deal!
Shades Restaurant & Bar //21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-845-8000
Spark Woodfire Grill
Spark Woodfire Grill features rustic Italian cooking, including grill, rotisserie and pizza dishes. Tuesday is Locals Night, with 20 percent off any entrée with proof of HB residence.
Spark Woodfire Grill // 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 202, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-7332
"Relaxed Hour" at Zimzala (located on the second floor of the swanky Shorebreak Hotel) is daily from 3-7 p.m. Select beers, well drinks and glasses of cabernet or white chardonnay are all $5. Call us crazy, but with deals that good, you may want to eat something. Small plates range from $3-$10, with around 10 different options to choose from. If you want to go out on a limb, try the roasted mussels on for size.
Zimzala // 500 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-960-5050